film review – star trek: beyond

“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

Out for for a third act, the rebooted Star Trek crew are back in action with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and Zoe Saldana returning to their roles with Idris Elba becoming the latest big bad.

Star Trek Beyond finds the crew 3 years into their 5 year mission & things are starting to feel a little monotonous before they run into some trouble with Idris Elba’s character; Krall.

Synopsis: “A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims. Krall needs an ancient and valuable artifact that’s aboard the badly damaged starship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet.”

Verdict 3/5: As a lover of both the previous two Star Trek movies (and all Star Trek films and TV Shows), I knew I would love this no matter what, so I’m biased. Saying that, the film does fall short from it’s predecessors.
The storyline doesn’t seem to be as strong or as powerful as Into Darkness but is still enjoyable to watch. The cast’s acting, visuals and music as great  – it’s just the story that could do with some help…

Hopefully this won’t hold the franchise back, and we can see Pine & Quinto running around again as the dynamic duo (props to the casting director for choosing these two!).

You can read more about Star Trek Beyond here.


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